Domenico Caraceni

Domenico Caraceni 1913

Eau de Toilette

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This is a classic, well-rounded, beautiful, 1950's vibe throwback of an Italian Barber shop fragrance. I was a little worried about the longevity, but after 7 hours I'm still catching whiffs of it throughout the day. If you apply it right out of the shower, it's amazing. It reminds me of something I could envision Warren Beatty's character, Paolo di Leo, wearing in the movie "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone." I think it's a safe blind buy, but you must have an appreciation for fougère fragrances. It's youthful enough to where any age range will like it and I think any season is appropriate. I'm glad to have this one in my collection!
By   - Sales from Germantown on 1/23/2021
I received a free tester and I thought it smelled very classic and gentlemanly. I'm not sure why people are making the remarks about funeral home or somber emotions about the smell, so I'll assume the floral notes don't agree with their noses. It's a masculine floral, if anything it's got a classic barber shop association that comes through but not like outdated or cheezy 1980's time period colognes, From what I understand, it's sometimes difficult to find this fragrance for sale, so I decided to purchase a full bottle. I look forward to adding this one to my collection.
By   - Sales from Germantown on 1/18/2021
The funeral comments are somewhat silly. This is a nice, semi-soapy clean rose and incense scent for men, I cans see where for some it may have a bit of a formal feel- I think the rose does that. But after wearing this for a few years, the input I get from others is more along the lines of a fancy soapy smell like you're fresh back from the barber. Albeit a European barber. I don't find anything about this to be overly feminine.
By   - Retired from Los Angeles on 5/12/2020
Don't see (or smell!) any funereal aspects here - to me, it is a luxe, classic male 'barbershop' fragrance. I purchased it for my husband but occasionally will take a spritz myself, simply because the scent is so glorious.
By   - Attorney from New York on 4/11/2017
Floral. This is not a "manly" sent. Reminds me of a hand lotion my mother wore in the late 60's. I have a pretty good sniffer and I totally miss the tobacco, cypress and frankincense. I get why one reviewer made a commitment on a funeral parlor. The powder smell goes away after wearing for 30 min. I have no ax to grind with anyone and not trying to mess with the sales of this product, but I do want to let other guys like me that this is a very flowery fragrance.
By   - Restaurateur  from Charlotte on 1/17/2016
Beautiful scent, very classic and formal. I bought this, not for myself to wear, but for the fabolous history and wonderful reviews. It was really worth the sample, the scent is outstanding, being so grown up without getting boring. Proper and clean, a scent that leads the thouhts to a man who's been out working in the woods all weekend and then having to shave for the businessmeeting on monday. He therefor carries the scent of forest and soap that matches well with the expensive fabric in the suit.
By   - Psychologystudent from Gothenburg, Sweden on 8/6/2012
God I hope luckyscent brings this one back someday
By  on 4/6/2012
Not overpowering, neither sweet nor woodsy; understated; elegant. I would reserve this for wear with my best suit, or tuxedo. It's outstanding.
By   - from LA on 3/27/2012
This scent is so incredibly floral, I should have known with the list of ingredients/reviews that it would not be for me. Purchased the sample for my boyfriend who also found it way too heady. It is definitely a masculine floral, so fear not that you will smell like a woman, however I cannot tolerate the flowers and my boyfriend did not appreciate it either. Not poorly composed or cheap smelling, just did not suit for us.
By   - from Canada on 3/3/2012
The most beautiful 'funeral home' scent I've yet to encounter. This fragrance would work great at a funeral, or church, or any other somber setting. Not that you couldn't wear this to more jubilant occasions! You absolutely can, and should.
By  on 11/12/2011
I was excited and anticipating this for a while now, and ever since I have read the responses about how formal and even "funeral home" that people detected in Domenico Caraceni fragrance, I had to get a sample and see for myself, and quite frankly, I am speechless. I am speechless not so much because of the unusual combination used in this fragrance, or even the comparisons of what some have said about what it smells like , but I am speechless because of the authority this fragrance demands of both the wearer and the person who is indulging in it's fragrance. This perfume is not just for any person, in fact this perfume is not even for just any man, this perfume really encapsulates the whole concept of what a distinguished, well cultured, respectable, sophisticated, methodical, and deep thinking man would smell like. I think that is probably why people had subsequently referred this to a "funeral" type of smell, because when you are at a funeral home, or even a actual funeral, the requirement of seriousness is often at times paramount, and though this, in my opinion does not smell like a funeral, the deafening effects of it's authoritative, "I am someone," smell is definitely dominant in this composition. Any person, preferably a man who wears this, knows that this perfume has to be respected and should not be taken lightly.
By   - Jewelery Designer on 9/22/2011
This is very formal, and I can see the funereal comments due to the combination of incense and roses, but it is an incredibly good fragrance for a man. I bought it from someplace in Germany a couple of years ago when Lucky Scent was out of it and didn't know if they were going to be able to get it again. It's that good.
By   - Teacher from Louisville, KY on 5/14/2011
As someone else noted it's hard for me to describe this fragrance. All I know is that I love this and so does my wife. A very formal scent.
By   - Insurance sales from SC on 2/9/2011
Well, I had pretty high hopes for this but it was a BIG surprise when I actually smelled it. The funeral comment does come straight to my mind also. I have sampled it 5 times including right this very minute. Even after drydown, the scent is the same. I picture a funeral home filled with older people and a bit of hospital smells. I know the funeral aspect is the musty flower accord in this but this is absolutely nothing that I want to smell like. That's why sampling is a great thing.
By   - from Marion on 1/10/2011
do not believe this funeral crap this persons nose has been in the funeral business too long. i choked in my own spit when i read those words. It is a beautiful scent i would NEVER have this nice sensual scent be near a funeral. by the way you should never wear any scents to a funeral, or any negative spot or you risk associating psychologicaly your scent to death, and negativity, details matter.
By  on 1/4/2011
Whoa! Careful with this one... To wear this cologne, one should take the scene or the event into consideration. This is not your everyday cologne and it most definitely has an aura of exclusivity to it. This is something one would wear ummmm... at a funeral perhaps? Yeah... Domenico Caraceni 1913 is the perfect cologne to wear when attending a funeral. This is not a cologne one would wear on a daily basis or when wearing casual clothes. Again, there is a scene appropriateness to this cologne. Unless you are a mortician or someone being protected by high security, do not buy the bottle. It is better to buy this cologne by the vial.
By  on 7/29/2010
I can't accurately describe this cologne. It's got a nice scent, but has a heavy, almost sweet powdery smell to it. Just don't apply too much and you should be okay.
By   - from New Orleans on 3/1/2010
This is one dark, sultry scent, but pretty quiet. A tad formal perhaps...can't see wearing this with jeans, but make that call for yourself. More suited to a suit, or better yet a cape as you slip quietly though the night.
By   - Exec from Los Angeles on 12/2/2009
smell like a expensive bayrum
By   - mangui from NYC on 10/24/2009
And the new bottle is fantastic. If anyone wants a truly unique, masculine fragrance, that is wonderfully unconventional this is it! Try before you buy, but if you have any sense, you'll buy.
By   - Atty. from NYC on 9/12/2009
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